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. >>> dennis rodman and a man he says is a friend. why the former nba star put on a show nor kim jong un. we are keeping him honest with laura ling and her sister. we begin with breaking news. evidence of a damaging allegation was made up. we know part of the plot was fabricated by a member of the oldest profession, a prostitute for the world's best known motive, money. the senator is answering questions about flights to the dominican republic. the explosive charges have to do with what he did while there. the conservative website, the daily caller first reported them. the site running video from nameless video who say they had sex with the senator for money. the charges are serious enough that we sent drew griffin to the dominican republic to investigate. >> reporter: a rundown brothel in santa domingo is hardly the place for serious journalism and yet here we are knocking on its door. and finding yet another mysterious clue leading to another closed door. hello. >> drew found nothing to corroborate the allegations and neither did the fbi. tonight cnn has obtained evidence. affidavits from
dictator, kim jong un, delivering a new ominous warning to the united states. kim said, it is time to, quote, settle accounts with the u.s. impeei imperials. >> he ordered rockets to be put on stand by and revealed what target he has in mind. we have that coming up >>> in rome, pope francis will preside over his first good friday service, being held at st. peter's basilica. during his short time as pope, he has set a different tone than his predecessors. those are live pictures we are looking at coming from the vatican yesterday. he broke holy thursday tradition by washing the feet of a dozen prisoners, including one woman, who happened to be muslim. >> in pakistan, the taliban are claiming responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing near the u.s. consulate today. the attack killed 31 and wounded several others. a suicide bomber on a motorcycle drove up to a security checkpoint and set off 22 points of explosives. >> no one from the consulate was hurt in that bombing. we are going to start with a massive rescue operation that is just now wrapping up off the coast of latvia. had more t
images of dictator kim jong un studying a series of charts allegedly containing plans for a strike on the u.s. mainland. elizabeth pran is live. are we hearing from the white house on this? >> we are. white house announcing a legally coast rhetoric and the threats are more of a familiar pattern. new reports of fighter jets are arriving in south korea for joint exercises, latest demonstration meant to deter from pyongyang. they conducted annual air power drills that did include b-2 stealth bombers. chairman spoke about the country's bullying language this morning. >> i wouldn't be that concerned about them in the mainland u.s. right now or even in the u.s. territory. i think the real threat is to what north korea might be boxing itself into. >> reporter: he went on to say there is no purpose to have direct talks with the leader and staff comparing them to an organized crime family running the territory. >> heather: so kim jong un he has listed a number of other threats. what else is he demanding? >> reporter: the young leader is threatening to close one of the biggest sources of emp
leader kim jong un. inspecting fortifications across the waters from the demilitar o demilitarized zone with south korea. he told the troops to be ready to annihilate the enemy at any moment. so far a war of words as kim jong un tries to prove his strength and test south korea's newly elected female president, park geun-hye, who held her first cabinet meeting today. as troops held annual exercises, experts worry the threats could get out of control. >> this young leader clearly has displayed some very unpredictable behavior. whether it's firing missiles in weeks following an agreement with the united states or whether it's meeting with dennis rodman. >> reporter: kim cancelled the hotline between north and south. all this prompting a stern warning from the white house. >> we are certainly concerned by north korea's bellicose rhetoric. >> reporter: the white house pressured china to stop kim before it's too late. >> we believe that no country, including china, should conduct business as usual with the north that threatens its neighbors. >> reporter: pyongyang is so desperate for cash it
was crucified. >> kim jong un has ordered north korean market forces on standby to strike the united states and south korea. the u.s. secretary of defense has denounced the provocative action. >> he met with top military leaders and ordered the preparation that to two u.s. stealth bombers flew over south korea. the north korean military has staged a massive rally in support of the operation to prepare for a massive attack. >> thousands accounting "death to the u.s. imperialists cornerman after a call to arms against south korea and the united states. over the border in south korea, many are worried p'yongyang might act on its debts. there's been a string of worrying signs, including the latest nuclear test in february. tendons on the peninsula are high. >> i am nervous. i do not want north korea to talk like that, but we cannot control them. i am afraid they target the u.s. if that happens, we could be attacked, too. >> north korea is taking a strong stance, but they do not think they are going to get anywhere with this behavior. i think they have to come to the negotiating table for talks.
. >> and christians mark good friday, the day they believe jesus christ was crucified. >> kim jong un has ordered north korean market forces on standby to strike the united states and south korea. the u.s. secretary of defense has denounced the provocative action. >> he met with top military leaders and ordered the preparation that to two u.s. stealth bombers flew over south korea. the north korean military has staged a massive rally in support of the operation to prepare for a massive attack. >> thousands accounting "death to the u.s. imperialists cornerman after a call to arms against south korea and the united states. over the border in south korea, many are worried p'yongyang might act on its debts. there's been a string of worrying signs, including the latest nuclear test in february. tendons on the peninsula are high. >> i am nervous. i do not want north korea to talk like that, but we cannot control them. i am afraid they target the u.s. if that happens, we could be attacked, too. >> north korea is taking a strong stance, but they do not think they are going to get anywhere with this behav
with the country's dictator young, kim jong un. and brought back a message for our commander in chief. >> he wants " but just to do one thing. >> just to call him. he says that he does not want to do war. he is only 28 years old. former nba star dennis rodman is talking about his trip to north korea. dictator young, kim jong un. and brought back a message thing -- call him." "he wants a call from president obama?" that. he said, 'if you can, dennis -- i don't want to do war. i don't want to do "did you say, 'why don't you "no.you know, it's a different story, a different story. the kid's only 28 declared kim a "friend for life." "he want obama to do one thing -- call him.""he wants a call from president you can, dennis -- i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war.' he said that to me.""did you say, 'why don't you pick up the phone and "no.you know, it's a different story, a different years old. 28." rodman sat courtside with the leader during a made- fisherman's wharf can be full of excitement - from quirky street performers to the pungent smells of cooked crab. but it is also a place to find
in property crime. >>> north korea is making new threats against the u.s. today. leader kim jong un ordered his rocket forces to be ready to attack. as kyla campbell reports u.s. officials are taking this threat very seriously. >> reporter: the u.s. says it's ready to defend both american soil and south korea after kim jong un said his rocket forces were ready to quote settle accounts with the u.s.. the young north korean leader has intensified his threats against the u.s. in recent weeks. he says he's ready to attack american soil after the u.s. flew b-2 bombers to south korea for military exercises yesterday. south korea says there has been more activity this week at north korea's missile test sites. also the military determined a rocket launch by north korea in december had the ability to reach the west coast of the u.s.. now some experts say kim jong un is using verbal threats that he won't follow through on. but some fair un will cross the red line without even knowing it. >> a new theme we have seen is the claim that they already have a nuclear weapon that can already hit the united s
and south korea after kim jong un said his rocket forces were ready to quote settle accounts with the u.s.. the young north korean leader has intensified his threats against the u.s. in recent weeks. he says he's ready to attack american soil after the u.s. flew b-2 bombers to south korea for military exercises yesterday. south korea says there has been more activity this week at north korea's missile test sites. also the military determined a rocket launch by north korea in december had the ability to reach the west coast of the u.s.. now some experts say kim jong un is using verbal threats that he won't follow through on. but some fair un will cross the red line without even knowing it. >> a new theme we have seen is the claim that they already have a nuclear weapon that can already hit the united states. that we've only seen about the last three or four months since their successful long range missile test. and nuclear test. >> i just called the pentagon a few minutes ago. so far there is no word on how the military could respond to the threats f
secretary of defense says u.s. intelligence has been working to determine to what extent kim jong un is in charge. >> there is not much question the military leadership is probably exerting a heavy influence on him. >> this week the nation is reving up its people as kim jong un orders preparations for an ata tack on the united states and south korea. north korea's state run media reports the government is repositioning troops and vehicles from mid range missile launching site to long range base. >> we have to take seriously every provocative word ask action this new, young leader has taken so far. >> the u.s. sent a pair of b 52 bombers from a base in missouri on a practice mission. they're capable of dropping 16 nuclear bombs on impb targets. flights part of a joint exercise and p'yongyang is responding with pictures of kim jong un with report lid attack plans behind them. >> we've talked to china china's credit there is concern about the unpredicability of north korea's leader. >> china continues to send food and fuel and wants to keep north korea in china's realm of influence, but
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't engage kim jong un, which appeared in foreign policy magazine. ambassador joseph de trani served as envoy for six party talks in 2003. from 2010 to 2012, he was the director of the national counter proliferation center and without objection, the witnesses spoke prepared statements will be made part of the record, but i'm going to ask to summarizer testimony five minutes and will begin with dr. asher. >> chairman royce, ricky member engel, i want to thank you sincerely for the opportunity to testify on the matter of grave concern. the nuclear proliferation risk of the north korean regime and the need for a fundamental new policy approach addresses that are at that north korea opposes to asia and the world. in short, our diplomatic efforts, which i was part of a lung with ambassador de trani has failed. so how proliferation activities to procurement of the north korean regime. i believe in the next 20 ferments come in north korea's threat will go from bad to worse. not only do they fear nuclear warheads on expanding and sophisticated missile force including directly against the united state
. a leader kim jong un makes a visit to troops. >> michelle obama honors several women. stay with us. >>> the february jobs number showed a quarter million americans found work. the rate dropped to 7.7%. lowest in four years. the labor department says lawyers added 236,000 jobs in february. and wages have increased. mark matthews got reaction from workers and nancy pelosi. >> nancy pelosi was at ucsf to talk about the cuts but we did get to ask her about the job numbers. congress woman pell yosy asked to give her a platform to talk about. >> in case anyone missed it how important investments and science are to us. >> because of the sequester, uc. sf stands to lose $28 million from the nih. the. >> nih funded research identified hiv as cause of aids and that identified pr protease inhibitor that's saved thousands of lives. >> pelosi is convinced the sequester cuts will only hurt recovery he said this is mindless and reckless, the sequester. it's reckless. >> pelosi says she's hopeful the president will be able to persuade congressional republicans outside of their leadership, one area
. >>> there are new -- kim jong un says his forces are ready. >> reporter: this is a latest in a series of threats from the young north korean leader. he ordered his rocket forces to be on stand by. this comes after the u.s. flew b-2 bombers to south korea yesterday for a joint military drills and those bombers are nuclear capable. the north korean leader verbal threats have intensified lately. and even an under ground nuclear test weeks ago. the pentagon is less worried about north korea attacking american soils and more concerned north korea will go after our allies. south korea. >> we will unequivocally defend and we are unequivocally committed to that alliance with south korea. >> u.s. officials consider this latest threat from kim jong un a provocative move and south korean news agencies say there has been extra activity at north korea's test sites in recent days. we are digging deeper into that. reporting live in washington kyla campbell. >>> meantime today americans are marking the end of the u.s. direct military role in the vietnam war. it has been 40 years since the troops withdrew from s
the spike in property crimes. >>> there are new -- kim jong un says his forces are ready. >> reporter: this is a latest in a series of threats from the young north korean leader. he ordered his rocket forces to be on stand by. this comes after the u.s. flew b-2 bombers to south korea yesterday for a joint military drills and those bombers are nuclear capable. the north korean leader verbal threats have intensified lately. and even an under ground nuclear test weeks ago. the pentagon is less worried about north korea attacking american soils and more concerned north korea will go after our allies. south korea. >> we will unequivocally defend and we are unequivocally committed to that alliance with south korea. >> u.s. officials consider this latest threat from kim jong un a provocative move and south korean news agencies say there has been extra activity at north korea's test sites in recent days. we are digging deeper into that. reporting live in washington kyla campbell. >>> meantime today americans are marking the end of the u.s. direct military
a third nuclear test, and there are many things that kim jong-un who's a new leader in north korea. everyone else is newer than he is, nonetheless, he could have issued through rodman or even by letter a very -- a more sophisticated note on how he would like to stand down on the nuclear front, stand down on some of the posturing on south korea. there are many things he could have done to make this serious. he's a pop culture guy, he's a young man. we have to ask ourselves, is he trying to do what he knows. as inadequate and silly as it sounds, maybe there's something deeper there. i don't think there is, but barack obama needs to respond to serious initiatives and not just the pop culture ones. and the leader of north korea needs to learn that. >> here's what i don't get about these diplomatic niceties. why isn't this the best time to call, after north korea has done something that we really really don't want and we really want them to stop doing it. the soviet missiles were in cuba, and so president kennedy was communicating as directly with nikita khrushchev as he could. he didn'
of kim jong un, the north korean leader, peering through field glasses and threatening to annihilate a small south korean island this is that island. it's about ten miles from the north korean mainland. in fact, kim was standing just over there on that small island when he made those threats. this place is home to 5,000 civilians. and a lot of soldiers. now, you would have thought that they would have got used to threats from the north. but even here, they've been alarmed by the frequency and the intensity of the threats that have come from pyongyang. now, the latest of course, was kim saying he was readying north korean missiles to attack u.s. bases. and today there was a mass rally in the center of pyongyang, screaming death to imperialists. and of course, supporting kim jong un. analysts believe an attack on u.s. bases is not that likely. that north korea simply doesn't have the capability. more likely is some sort of limited clash here in the west sea, that's happened before. the people on this island are only too aware of that. andr andrea? >> ian williams thanks to you on the f
appears to be growing more impatient with hits neighbor. kim jong un has been mostly confrontational with the u.s. except for his meeting with dennis rodman last week. >> we have urged the north korean leadership to head president obama's call to choose the path of peace and come into compliance witnesses international obligations. north korea's actions directly violate united nations security council resolutions and threaten international please and security. >> reporter: a third nuclear test took place just last month, jon. jon: congress is taking teps to try to further the crackdown on north korea? >> reporter: they are supporting tougher chances. they are mold holding a meeting on north korean criminal activities that keep the regime in power. here is chairmaned royce from california. >> we must go after kim jong un's illegal activities like we went after organized crime in the united states. identify the network, interdict shipment and disrupt the flow of money. >> reporter: it includes the smuggling and counterfeiting of u.s. 100-dollar bills, jon. jon: thank you. general jack
stars has befriended one of the world's most controversial dictators, north korea's kim jong un. really likes basketball. so he allowed dennis rodman to visit the capital city with a film crew. rodman brought back this message for president obama. >> he want obama to do one thing, call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said if you can, dennis, i don't want do war. i don't want do war. >> okay. i'm not sure we should take dennis's word for it, though. peace-loving north korea conducted its third nuclear test right before dennis rodman's visit, and now is working on a long-range missile. but let's forget about peace and talk about love. here is dennis rodman again. >> his country like him, not like him, love him. love him. >> rodman and some harlem globetrotters got special tours of north korea's best sites. they did not see this north korea, where 6 million people need food eighth aid. 19% of the babies are malnourished, and most people make 4 bucks a day. those statistics explain why the state department was not thrilled about watching ki
. those statistics explain why the state department was not thrilled about watching kim jong un roll out the red carpet for rodman. >> clearly you've got the regime spending money to wine and dine foreign visitors when they should be feeding their own people. >> so let's get this straight. the united states has not held formal talks with north korea since 2005, but this guy gets a seat at the table? dennis rodman, the player who head butted a ref and was once called the worm? the man who has always attracted attention for keeping strange company might have finally outdone himself. let's turn to eugene robinson, msnbc political analyst and associate editor pulitzer prize winning columnist for "the washington post." okay. how bizarre is this? >> well, it's hard to get weirder than this, ed. i mean, dennis rodman has i think five nba championships. he has been defensive player of the year. he is in the hall of fame. he is not going to be adding a nobel peace prize to his list of honors. it's not going to happen. this was really bizarre. >> does this make north korea look approachable to the
with kim jong un. you know, we know very little about this goo guy, and that's t is the uncertainty that is problematic. >> shepard: we know he likes basketball. sorry about new mexico, by the way, governor. good to see you. >> yeah. no, i know. i know. i thought we would make the final four, but i guess not. >> shepard: we're all gulf coast eagles now. golfgovernor, ambassador bill richardson running thank you. >>> a 13-month-old toddler was murdered as he sat in the stroller. police say they have the suspect and their investigation has snagged more people now including a city official acting as mayor. michael, tell us why you used to book this fabulous hotel? well you can see if the hotel is pet friendly before you book it, and i got a great deal without bidding. and where's your furry friend? oh, i don't have a cat. now you can save up to 50% during priceline's spring hotel sale use promo code spring for additional savings on all express deals, including pet friendly hotels. express deals. priceline savings without the bidding. ♪ [ male announcer ] help brazil reduce its overal
kim jong un and caption that appears to say strategic forces appear to hit the u.s. and north korea striking an american bomber. south korean media saying the north may be preparing for another missile test. ed lee is taking his second trip this month. now he is in china. he begin yesterday. he will be meeting with chinese government officials and business leaders. he want to lure chinese investors here and get a chinese bak bank to fund housing developments at two military bases. >> i'm going to get even another airline hooked in for international flights as well as try to get closer to an agreement on a project at hunters point. >> lee will visit his father's ancestral village. he expected to get red carpet treatment there. he has about 30 people on his trip including willie brown. >> katie: it is the end 6 an era. a san francisco institution closes its doors after 27 years. tommy was a hot spot for celebrities. they dined there, it's also attracted politicians like dianne feinstein and former mayor willie brown. changing demographics and lease issues have forced tommy's joint to
if the threats are indications of real insecurity in the regime or kim jong un's way of asserting authority. >> we don't really know the internal situation in terms of what he might have to do or who he might have to owe in terms of the ability to sustain power. >> reporter: in fact, u.s. officials tell us that it is extre extremely difficult to get human intelligence on the inner workings of the regime. they're not as worried about the big grand scale attack, but they are worried about smaller provocations like shelling some of those islands there near south korea that could lead to a tit for tat response and really see things escalate on the peninsula. ka kate? >> this is just the latest in a string of threats as you well know and you've talked about. thanks so much from the pentagon for us this evening. >>> let's dig deeper on this now with the veteran diplomatic troubleshooter, former new mexico governor and u.n. ambassador bill richardson. i don't need to remind our viewers, governor, but you have been to north korea a number of times and most recently just in january. thanks so much f
's ruling elite who have done so much harm to the people of north korea. we must go after kim jong un's illicit activities like we went of after organized crime in the united states; identify the network, interdict shipments and disrupt the flow of money. this would sever a key subsidy for north korea's weapons of mass destruction program. for only when the north korean leadership realizes that its criminal activities are untenable do prospects for peace and security in northeast asia improve. i will now turn to our ranking member, eliot engel of new york, for his opening comments. >> well, thank you very much, mr. chairman, and i'd like to thank you for calling this timely hearing and for your leadership in addressing the north korean threat. i would also like to say publicly that it was a privilege to travel to the region with you earlier this year to discuss north korea, with top leaders in seoul, tokyo and beijing. the recent nuclear test conducted by the north was a dangerous provocation that raised tensions in northeast asia. it reinforces the fact that pyongyang poses a serious
leader kim jong il meeting with the famous diplomat. kim jong un. dennis rodman is meeting with kim the younger. they make quite a couple. where is the wedding dress? ÷÷ >> shepard: the obama administration late today urged the u.s. supreme court to overturn california's ban on gay marriage. this was the final day for the department of justice to file a brief regarding proposition 8 as they call it. voters approve the ban back in '08. a federal court struck it down and the justins are set to hear arguments next month. legal experts say their ruling could effect the legislation of same sex marriages all across the country. shannon bream with more from our washington newsroom tonight. shannon? >> shep, just last may the president said he had not gotten directly involved in this debate it is a mistake to try to make traditionally that has been a state nish a national issue. but today's filing means the administration is now doing just that, filing this brief in favor of overturning that california measure defining marriage as between one man and one woman. part of the brief says, t
, kim jong un, his father and one the of the things i was shocked, he loved dennis rodman since he was a kid. and i wonder how much they paid him and i bet he would have gave him a fortune, and dennis rodman is is in financial trouble and not saying-- he hasn't always been the most stable guy out there and acknowledged that he does know about the atrocities, but thinks after meeting this guy face-to-face he's a good quote, awesome guy. that would have been a question that i would ask dennis rodman if i had the opportunity, how much did they pay you? if he says that's private or it's none of your business, all right, but the at least i know that they paid him something. i'd like to know that. >> and his reaction, and also, i think he says he would have asked him what did you eat when people are dying in the country. stuart: eating grass and-- >> millions have died of starvation. stuart: look, you can laugh at that, but it's also a horrible tragic story. that man was used and used badly by a very bad person. >> and he wants obama to call kim jong un, get out of here, get the hell out
to show dictator gy kim jong un in islands that had a pep talk to "annihilate the enemy" anytime an order is issued. elsewhere, north korean army seasonals conducted military exercises in an apparent display of defiance against the u.s. and south korea. but the newly inaugurated south korean president, the first woman to hold the job, sought to project firmness in response. >> translator: i will deal strongly with north korea's provocation. >> reporter: this week the u.n. security council imposed new sanctions on what is already the most heavily sanctioned state for punishment for the nuclear test the north conducted last month, third in seven years. fresh from hosting dennis ro rodman, discussed a threat but was largely dismissed. >> the united states and the allies are repaired to deal with any threat and any reality that occurs in the world. >> reporter: the north has even gone so far to declare the intention to scrap the truce in place since 1953 that ended the korean war. the state department rejected suggestions that the steady application of sanctions may actually be helping the re
't forget the military regions. the military personnel in japan and 28,000 in south korea, kim jong un certainly hasn't forgotten. the money lead. once upon a time tweeting was something the birds did. twitter cofounder jack dorsey changed that seven years ago and joins us on twitter's birthday. >>> in the world lead we begin with breaking news. cnn's barbara starr has just learned u.s. intelligence officials are backing off reports of a chemical weapons attack in syria. the investigation, however, is still ongoing. both the syrian government and rebel groups have pointed fingers in recent days claiming the other side was behind the chemical weapons strike. yesterday president obama said the use of chemical weapons in syria would be a game changer and the international community would have no other choice but to act. i want to bring in our panel to talk about it. robert waxler president of the center for middle east peace, michelle dunn director of middle east programs at the atlantic council and ussain ibish senior fellow on the palestine chemical weapons. i want you to listen to what
again and reportedly readying its military. the leader there kim jong un says his rockets are ready to quote settle accounts with the united states. this comes one day after a powerful military message from us to them the pentagon sending two nuclear-capable stealth bombers on a fly over right around the korean peninsula to make sure they saw it. jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon with more on this continuing to develop story. so, jennifer, what is north korea specifically planning to do? what are they saying? >> reporter: well it's difficult to say, jenna, but right now kim jong un is backing himself into a corner and the pentagon is very worried that he may put himself in a position that if he doesn't do something he will lose face. shortly after midnight local time last night north korean state television reported that kim jong un signed orders to put the nation's rockets on combat ready status. the direct threat to the u.s. in the wake of those b-2 bomber flights over the peninsula were cleared the animated north korean news reader said of kim, quote he finally signed the
rhetoric, threatening to rain death and destruction on the u.s. and south korea, kim jong un seems to have taken a day off. perhaps the north korean leader ran out of things to say. north korea had warned saturday that the korean peninsula had entered what it called a state of war and threatened to shut down a border factory complex that's the last major symbol of interkorean cooperation. in fact, the peninsula has been in a technical state of war for 60 years. for all the rhetoric including a vow to launch a nuclear strike on the u.s., experts believe a full-sized conflict is extremely unlikely. but the growing tensions during which the north has renounced an armistice and cut lines across have raised fears here that a misjudgment between the sides could lead to a clash which could easily escalate. don't forget, also, that the u.s. has just under 30,000 troops stationed here. for its part, the white house said this weekend that the u.s. is taking the new threat seriously but also noted that pyongyang does have a history of bellicose rhetoric. richard? >> ian williams, thank you so much. n
't engage kim jong un, bankrupt him," can which appeared in foreign policy magazine recently. ambassador joseph served as the special envoy for six-party talks with north korea in 2003. from 2010 to 2012, he was the director of the national counterproliferation center. and without objection, the witnesses' full--prepared statements will be made part of the record, but i'm going to ask each to summarize your testimony to five minutes, and we'll begin with dr. asher. >> chairman royce, ranking member engel and other distinguished members of the committee, i want to thank you sincerely for this opportunity to testify on a matter of truly grave concern, the growing nuclear proliferation risk of the north korean regime and the need for a fundamental new policy approach to comprehensively address that threat that north korea poses to asia and the world. in short, our diplomatic efforts which i was part of along with ambassadorty tranny and the six-party talks have objectively failed. unfortunately, so have our effort ors to counter the proliferation activities and nuclear procurement of the no
as the country just released this photo of ruler kim jong un meeting with his generals. just yesterday troops rallied in north korea supporting his decision to put missile units on stand by to attack u.s. military bases. u.s. officials say the latest threats are nothing more than talk. well, there has been a tragic accident that has left a member of the elite's seal team six dead and another injured. they were doing routine free fall training at a base in arizona when the two men collided mid-air. they were rushed to the hospital. one died his name has not been released. stable condition this morning. the military is investigating this accident. nearly 3 dozen georgia educators, including a former superintendent, indicted in one of the nation's largest test cheating scan tells. the indictment claims that atlanta public school employees conspired to conceal sheeting or even retaliate against whistle blowers in an effort to bolster standardized test scores. 2011 state investigation found cheating on test by nearly 180 educators in 44 atlanta schools. clayton, tell us what's happening in sports.
-- where he says he became friends with leader kim jong un. he's even planning to vacation with him this summer. rodman say kim jong un wants peace -- and is apparently now trying to arrange a the f-a-a has approved a boeing plan to redesign the batteries for its 787 dreamliners. boeing says it will re- minimize the chances of a short circuit. they're talking about better insulation and a new venting system. the 787 fleet has been uary. after a battery fire on one plane. another. more flights at smaller airlines are arriving late. 81 percent of flights arrived within 14 minutes of the scheduled time this past january. that's down from 83-point- seven percent a year ago. on-time rating. as for the worst -- frontier, express jet and american eagle all did nasa now thinks that mars was once capable of supporting very simple formsthe discovery was made by the curiosity mars rover, which arrived on the red 4's charles clifford has more. >> reporter: for the past few months the curiosity rover has been exploring an area just north of the martian equator...here...near what's called the gal
rodman talking about his visit to north korea. why he says the leader, kim jong un wants president obama to do one thing, only one thing he said. martha: the husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords expected to testify in support of a key gun control measure in colorado. a lee alicialicia acuna live from denver. what are they looking at today. >> they are actually debating seven different gun control measures today. four of them have already been approved by the colorado state house. former shuttle commander mark kelly will be in denver to testify in support of one those measures which calls for mandatory background checks on all private gun sales and transfers. kelly testified before congress earlier this year you'll remember and the woman who tackled the tucson gunman who shot kelly's wife, congresswoman gabrielle giffords will also testify in support of another bill that will ban high capacity magazines of more than 15 rounds. >> i'm a republican and i want to see these bills passed, because they are the right thing to do. >> we are allowing politics to take away the safety
for years. they brought kim jong un on numerous trips to china and they show him factories and they tell him this is how you need to reform your economy. the north koreans have not listened. they constantly issue provocations. it's not good for business. and the business of china right now is business. host: taking your calls on foreign-policy issues. up first, grand junction, colorado, on the democratic line is cat. caller: thanks for taking my call. i am a fan of obama. nobody does anything exactly right. when you are fighting your own country as well as having to fight foreign wars, it gets to be pretty hard. i think he has handled it in a very courageous and very gentlemanly way. i have never seen a speech being given when he was on his way getting in office where they showed a picture of a man with a sign strapped around his waist [indiscernible] i don't think we would of seen that before any other president. host: how about north korea being a tree pena nation to deal with, on an international level? caller: i think obama is doing the best he can, considering he is being forced into ma
that it is being forced upon us by north korean behavior. dagen: kim jong un's father when he would be paid in similar fashion during his leadership, wasn't it meant to extract aid from the united states? could that just be what the leader expects to get out of this? >> we don't know what he expects to get out. dennis rodman may have a better sense of hat is on his mind. it is the most dangerous period when you don't know what their reaction is likely to be to a test or a normal girl rescheduled exercise. if you don't know how he is going to interpret that the prospects or potential for miscalculation really escalates sharply. we have to be very very careful that people don't misread signals here. 2010, the north korean attack on south korean navy ship, that was not just fun and games and hot air. 46 south korean sailors died. dagen: it was not fun and games when dennis rodman was sitting next to kim jong un and. i never found that amusing. that is going to be our ambassador and tell the president to call me, the entire thing -- >> very scary. his father always understood that the cost of
relationships. >>> one day after hatching the plan for peace with kim jong un, dennis rodman was booted from a hotel for disturbing the peace. he was reportedly booted out of a hotel from new york city after spending hours upon hours at the bar telling anybody who would listen what a great guy the north korean dictator is. sound familiar, steve? >>steve: you can't pin that on me. nearly $43 billion is being gutted from our military while $250 million is now being shipped over to egypt. skater john kerry says -- secretary of state john kerry says that money is to help foster democracy, but is now the time for this? let's talk to retired four-star general jack keane. i saw on the television yesterday sequester jester, it showed john kerry handing $250 million over to egypt right now in foreign military aid. where is that money going to go? >> i don't know what he's going to do with the money but egypt represents one of the most significant geopolitical challenges we're facing. the reality is this was a secular state run by a dictator. it is now a state becoming more and more dictatorial. >>ste
kim jong un is willing to take to show not only the world but the powerful people in his own country how tough he is. north korea is cutting a military hot line and delivering a sobering message via state tv. >> the korean peninsula is now in a simmering nuclear war. >> if there is an escalation of tensions, the opportunity to use the crisis management tools are gone. >> reporter: a pentagon official called pyongyang's actions a complete mystery. an intelligence official says the u.s. is trying to figure out if it is just rhetoric or if the bluster is being driven by something behind the scenes. >> the north koreans aren't going to achieve anything through these threats and provocations. >> reporter: one analyst says this could be a test. >> it's almost like kim jong un is taking a book of flinches and carefully documenting at which point his adversaries do flinch. >> john park says kim's father would do something provocative then sit back and milk it for more time. the son is showing a new leadership style. kim jong un launched a long-range rocket and quickly followed up with a nucl
kim jong un. rodman is there filming "basketball diplomacy." >>brian: you know what kim jong un said? he believes it can bring our countries closer together. they hit it off. they had that magic. >>steve: can we live without him? >>gretchen: he's been out of the news for awhile. i think we can hand him over there for a couple of years. see if he can get something done. >>brian: we'll follow dennis rodman. also if we have time, sequester talk. no deal as of late. the deadline without lawmakers reaching a deal. at 11:59 tonight it will kick in. >> remember, large majorities of both houses of congress voted in favor of the budget control act knowing that if the debt-reducing super committee failed then sequestration was possible. that super committee did fail back in 2011 and fast forward to yesterday when congress adjourned for the weekend with no deal in place to avoid the automatic cuts that go into effect by midnight. republican senator lindsay graham said the white house and congress share the blame for what's coming. >> you've got one obligation that nobody in this body has. you'r
the north koreans to behave for years. they brought kim jong un on numerous trips to china and they show him factories and they tell him this is how you need to reform your economy. the north koreans have not listened. they constantly issue provocations. it's not good for business. and the business of china right now is business. host: taking your calls on foreign-policy issues. up first, grand junction, colorado, on the democratic line is cat. caller: thanks for taking my call. i am a fan of obama. nobody does anything exactly right. when you are fighting your own country as well as having to fight foreign wars, it gets to be pretty hard. i think he has handled it in a very courageous and very gentlemanly way. i have never seen a speech being given when he was on his way getting in office where they showed a picture of a man with a sign strapped around his waist [indiscernible] i don't think we would of seen that before any other president. host: how about north korea being a tree pena nation to deal with, on an international level? caller: i think obama is doing the best he can, considerin
to the process and sit down no. 3 and say what are you doing? is kim jong un committed to denuclearization? and determine if there is any viability to go back to the joint statement. that is a process and that is a meaningful one and my last comment is, i was one of the few in 2012 who was optimistic. i saw some personnel moves being made by kim jong un. he replaced his ministry of defense and replaced his chief of staff. he put people in there, the party officer who is overseeing the military general. he put his uncle into a high position where he treated -- there was some momentum and that fell apart. because of the process. they just launched an they tested and that has come to this position where we're at. a very dangerous stalemate. the chinese now can move this process forward. get them to the table and get some momentum going rather than continued escalation and potential for confrontation. >> thank you. ambassador joseph. would you put your microphone on, please? >> thank you for the invitation to be here and to testify. i will try to be very brief. while one can argue and i think
down north korea and 3 and say what are you doing? -- and say, what are you doing? is kim jong un committed to denuclearization? and determine if there is any viability to go back to the joint statement. that is a process and that is a meaningful one and my last comment is, i was one of the few in 2012 who was optimistic. i saw some personnel moves being made by kim jong un. he replaced his ministry of defense and replaced his chief of staff. he put people in there, the party officer who is overseeing the military general. he put his uncle into a high position where he treated -- there was some momentum and that fell apart. because of the process. they just launched an they tested and that has come to this position where we're at. a very dangerous stalemate. the chinese now can move this process forward. get them to the table and get some momentum going rather than continued escalation and potential for confrontation. >> thank you. ambassador joseph. would you put your microphone on, please? >> thank you for the invitation to be here and to testify. i will try to be very brief. wh
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